Building a Strong Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Rochester, Minnesota

Growing Destinations

Sep 8 2022 • 25 mins

One of the biggest challenges small business owners face is how to get their business started. Amanda Leightner is Executive Director of the Collider Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota. Collider provides ecosystem navigation to help guide early stage entrepreneurs in the right direction by providing valuable resources, education, storytelling and co-working space. Amanda knows firsthand the challenges entrepreneurs face. In addition to her leadership role with Collider, she's also a small business owner.

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